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Latest research suggest sucking on infant’s pacifier can offer allergy protection

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Latest research suggest sucking on infant’s pacifier can offer allergy protection

A new research suggested that parents should not be afraid of sucking their infant’s pacifier. This advice might sound distasteful but depending on the place where the pacifier was dropped, you could evidently protect your infant baby from actually developing any allergies.

These findings are now being presented at an annual meeting being organized by American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The meeting is to be held at Seattle on November 19th. According to the researchers, the mothers who usually clean the pacifiers by actually sucking on the same provide the infants a better scope for lower response to allergies.

The study involved interviews conducted with 128 mothers over a term of 18-months while asking them the process used for cleaning the baby pacifiers. Out of the 74 mothers whose babies actually used one, about 74 percent mothers stated that they washed them with their hands. The rest 41 percent stated that they sterilized it while the remaining 12 percent reported that they used their spit to clean these baby soothers.

No proof, effect, or cause of the same has been provided by the research as of yet but the research does point out to better immunity in terms of allergies with this practice.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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Getting to the Root of It! Lebanese Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Mohammad Waizani Explains Root Canal Treatments

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Did you know that more than 15 million teeth are treated and saved every year? One of the most common treatments received are root canal treatments. At Dr. Mohammad Waizani’s clinic in Beirut, he specializes in making sure anyone who comes in with a root canal, leaves with a bright smile! 

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure in which the soft center of the tooth called a ‘pulp’ is removed. The pulp is made out of blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves. In these cases, the pulp is infected after being exposed to bacteria that causes a lot of pain. The crown of the tooth is usually still intact despite the pulp being dead. 

Root canals can be caused by several reasons such as a chip or cracked tooth, deep decay due to cavities that are left untreated, an injury to the tooth, and multiple procedures on the same tooth. 

Some of the signs of root canal infections include the following:

  • Constant toothache 
  • Heat sensation and swelling of gums
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold 
  • Swollen jaw
  • Discoloration of teeth
  • Pain with applied pressure 

Dr. Waizani explains how this surgical procedure works to remove the pulp and ensure the tooth doesn’t get infected. He starts by applying anesthetics to the gum and around the infected tooth. Next, the pulp is removed through a small opening at the top of the tooth. After the procedure is done, his patients’ recovery includes antibiotics to ensure that that infection does not flare up post-procedure. This is followed by a temporary filling. 

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned, there is no need to panic. Contact Dr. Waizani to schedule your appointment! 

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